ACCESSORIES AS ARMOUR
BALMAIN FALL 2022
As Olivier Rousteing’s distinctive silhouettes riffed on safety by playing with powerfully protective wraps, shields and gilets, it was inevitable that his designs for accessories furthered that distinctive spirit. The new Blaze leather bags channeled the power of superheroes’ shields, special Balmain eyewear designs projected rockstar confidence and models’ boots offered a very powerful boost (literally).
Whether he’s designing their looks for red carpets or concert stages, it’s clear that Olivier Rousteing instinctively understands exactly how today’s leading musicians wish to dress. Seamlessly melding together modern music’s rebellious sneer and traditional Parisian couture’s precise silhouettes and perfect embellishment, Rousteing’s eyewear creations channeled a singular rock-meets-runway attitude.
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The Blaze Powers Down The Runway
As Olivier Rousteing explains, his bold Blaze luxury leather bag designs evoke the impressive shields carried by fearless superheroes—which makes perfect sense, since Rousteing wanted his latest accessories to add an empowering sensation of invincibility—"the perfect final touch for every ensemble.”
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Uplifting Shoes And Boots
Whether they channeled the runway themes of protection and healing by riffing on bandages or sought to literally give a powerful boost via compelling platform designs, the shoe designs for this Balmain runway’ were definitely not made for someone aiming for a quiet entrance.
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